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  1. 1. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.““INTRODUCTION TOINTRODUCTION TOTHE STUDY OFTHE STUDY OF FIQHFIQH ””Intermediate Level Islamic course in English forIntermediate Level Islamic course in English forAdultsAdultsconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj IsmailUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forUsing text & curriculum he has developed especially forMuslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.Muslim converts and young Adult English-speaking Muslims.““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”And say: O Lord! Increase for me my knowledgeMODULE BATCH-COURSE[FEBRUARY 2013]UPDATED 8 MAY 2013UPDATED 8 MAY 2013For further information and registration contactFor further information and registration contactEE-mail :-mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comor +65 81234669 / +65 96838279or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))LESSON # 11 –LESSON # 11 –CONSOLIDATION EXERCISE AND ADVICECONSOLIDATION EXERCISE AND ADVICEREGARDING THE CONTEMPORARYREGARDING THE CONTEMPORARYAPPROACH TO THE STUDY OF FIQHAPPROACH TO THE STUDY OF FIQH
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  3. 3. ““And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, If you areAnd [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, If you aregrateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if yougrateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if youdeny (ungrateful), indeed, My punishment is severe. “deny (ungrateful), indeed, My punishment is severe. “((Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 7Qur’an: Ibrahim: 14: 7))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  4. 4. The key toThe key tosucceed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as wellas to deserve achievingas to deserve achievingfurther increase offurther increase ofbestowals from Allah.bestowals from Allah.yet how does one becomeyet how does one becomegrateful? What are thegrateful? What are theimportant criteria?important criteria?1.1. Acknowledge and extol praises ofAcknowledge and extol praises ofthe true giver, Allah Who alone isthe true giver, Allah Who alone isGod, the Bestower of all favours.God, the Bestower of all favours.2.2. Learn the value of what is given,Learn the value of what is given,do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favoursfor granted.for granted.3.3. Utilize what is given inUtilize what is given inaccordance to what may pleaseaccordance to what may pleasethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse thethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse thegift), so as not to cause His wrathgift), so as not to cause His wrathto befall us.to befall us.CRITERIACRITERIAAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  5. 5. The key toThe key tosucceed in this test as wellsucceed in this test as wellas to deserve achievingas to deserve achievingfurther increase offurther increase ofbestowals from Allah.bestowals from Allah.yet how does one becomeyet how does one becomegrateful? What are thegrateful? What are theimportant criteria?important criteria?1.1. Acknowledge and extol praises ofAcknowledge and extol praises ofthe true giver, Allah Who alone isthe true giver, Allah Who alone isGod, the Bestower of all favours.God, the Bestower of all favours.2.2. Learn the value of what is given,Learn the value of what is given,do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favoursfor granted.for granted.3.3. Utilize what is given inUtilize what is given inaccordance to what may pleaseaccordance to what may pleasethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse thethe Giver (i.e. do not abuse thegift), so as not to cause His wrathgift), so as not to cause His wrathto befall us.to befall us.CRITERIACRITERIA““ Learn the value of what isLearn the value of what isgiven,given,do not take any of these favoursdo not take any of these favoursfor granted.”for granted.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  6. 6. Striving to be grateful is a life-long endeavour. Especially when itStriving to be grateful is a life-long endeavour. Especially when itrequires us to learn the value of what we have already been given.requires us to learn the value of what we have already been given.When one stops doing itWhen one stops doing it, this inevitably lead to one becoming, this inevitably lead to one becomingcareless and would take for granted those bestowals. Suchcareless and would take for granted those bestowals. Suchcarelessness may be harmful spiritually.carelessness may be harmful spiritually.Our ego and self-conceit may deceive us into assuming that weOur ego and self-conceit may deceive us into assuming that wealready know the true value of these, whereas we knew very little.already know the true value of these, whereas we knew very little.My teachers would impress upon me to work mostly on what theyMy teachers would impress upon me to work mostly on what theyhad taught, reminding me that I am “had taught, reminding me that I am “still not there yet !still not there yet ! ””All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  7. 7. And even when we had the privilege of our teachers’ presence,And even when we had the privilege of our teachers’ presence,our focus would be towards wanting to discover the wisdomour focus would be towards wanting to discover the wisdomwhich may have escaped us all regarding those knowledge whichwhich may have escaped us all regarding those knowledge whichwe had already been taught, rather than be deluded to seek outwe had already been taught, rather than be deluded to seek outother ‘new knowledge’ that our desire and ego, want to learn.other ‘new knowledge’ that our desire and ego, want to learn.In fact, to be in their presence, we would most certainly beIn fact, to be in their presence, we would most certainly beinfected by their humility (infected by their humility (TAWADHU’TAWADHU’) which, on hindsight, THE) which, on hindsight, THEmost crucial lesson which a truemost crucial lesson which a true ‘ALEEM‘ALEEM exude in his dispositionexude in his disposition((AKHLAQAKHLAQ) and not what spews from his tongue.) and not what spews from his tongue.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  8. 8. They were people who spoke from their heart-soul, to theirThey were people who spoke from their heart-soul, to theirstudents’ hearts-souls. Of course to be effective, their studentsstudents’ hearts-souls. Of course to be effective, their studentsmust not have a dead and heedless soul in the first place.must not have a dead and heedless soul in the first place.Apart from humility, many amongst them were with suchApart from humility, many amongst them were with suchsincerity (sincerity (IKHLASIKHLAS) and gifted with spiritual insights due to their) and gifted with spiritual insights due to theirown striving and devotion to Allah, in practice of Islam at the levelown striving and devotion to Allah, in practice of Islam at the levelofof IHSANIHSAN..““Beware of the intuition (Beware of the intuition (FIRASAT)FIRASAT) of a (true) Believer,of a (true) Believer,for verily he sees with the light (for verily he sees with the light (NURNUR) of Allah.”) of Allah.”((Hadith reported by Tirmidzi and TabaraniHadith reported by Tirmidzi and Tabarani))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  9. 9. Thus humility in learning is very crucial. PastThus humility in learning is very crucial. Past tulaab-ul-’ilmtulaab-ul-’ilm and theand theulamaulama’ are ever fearful of such conceited feeling, always reminding’ are ever fearful of such conceited feeling, always remindingthemselves that they still do not know all.themselves that they still do not know all.They instinctively knew that theyThey instinctively knew that they have not fully benefittedhave not fully benefitted from allfrom allthe knowledge already taught to them, and are never distractedthe knowledge already taught to them, and are never distractedfrom this shortcoming. In fact they continuously beseech Allah SWTfrom this shortcoming. In fact they continuously beseech Allah SWTto grant them to benefit from these.to grant them to benefit from these.Thus when on their own, or with fellow travelers on the path ofThus when on their own, or with fellow travelers on the path ofknowledge, they would engage in deep reflection andknowledge, they would engage in deep reflection andcontemplation upon what they have already been given.contemplation upon what they have already been given.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  10. 10. This session is to consolidate what understandingThis session is to consolidate what understandingthe participants had gained from the lessons thusthe participants had gained from the lessons thusfar, relevant to the present plight and problemfar, relevant to the present plight and problemfaced by the ummah.faced by the ummah.Therefore, the effectiveness of this session isTherefore, the effectiveness of this session isdependent upon response (input) and participationdependent upon response (input) and participationfrom everyone.from everyone.Class will be grouped into 4 groups.Class will be grouped into 4 groups.Several questions or subject matter will then beSeveral questions or subject matter will then beflashed – one at a time - which require every groupflashed – one at a time - which require every groupto deliberate upon.to deliberate upon.Then, from the deliberation these will then beThen, from the deliberation these will then bepresented to the whole class to be commentedpresented to the whole class to be commentedupon and perhaps discussed further.upon and perhaps discussed further.TAMRINTAMRIN(EXERCISE(EXERCISE))CONSOLIDATIONYou are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationYou are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  11. 11. TAMRINTAMRIN(EXERCISE(EXERCISE))CONSOLIDATION(Based on your personal exposure and experience)(Based on your personal exposure and experience)– How effective or ineffective has the– How effective or ineffective has thelearning/teaching of FIQH been,learning/teaching of FIQH been, priorprior to yourto yourattending this “Introductory” module ?attending this “Introductory” module ?Appreciate if the response given is with examples orAppreciate if the response given is with examples orelaboration of its “effectiveness – ineffectiveness”elaboration of its “effectiveness – ineffectiveness”You are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationYou are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  12. 12. TAMRINTAMRIN(EXERCISE(EXERCISE))CONSOLIDATION(Based on your personal exposure and experience)(Based on your personal exposure and experience)– Thus far, what is your general comment on this– Thus far, what is your general comment on this““Introduction to study of FIQHIntroduction to study of FIQH “ module?“ module?Which previous topic or topics have impacted youWhich previous topic or topics have impacted youmost, and how or why so … ?most, and how or why so … ?You are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationYou are given only 10 minutes for each topic for group deliberationbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classbefore presenting your response to the rest of the classAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  13. 13. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  14. 14. ““It is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered aIt is He (Allah) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered amessenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, tomessenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, torehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and torehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and toinstruct them in Scripture and Wisdom― although theyinstruct them in Scripture and Wisdom― although theyhad been, before, in manifest error―had been, before, in manifest error― .“.“((Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 2))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  15. 15. ““As well as (to confer all these benefits upon) others of them, whoAs well as (to confer all these benefits upon) others of them, whohave not already joined them: and He is Exalted in Might, Wise.”have not already joined them: and He is Exalted in Might, Wise.”((Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 3Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 3))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  16. 16. “Such is the Bounty of Allah, which He bestows on whom He will:and Allah is the Lord of the highest bounty.”(Qur’an: Jumu’ah: 62: 4)IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFUL.MOST MERCIFUL.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  17. 17. ““Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, worksWho is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, worksrighteousness, and says "I am of those who bow in Islam"righteousness, and says "I am of those who bow in Islam"((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 33))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
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  19. 19. ““Nor should the Believers all go forth together: if a contingentNor should the Believers all go forth together: if a contingentfrom every expedition remained behind, they could devotefrom every expedition remained behind, they could devotethemselves to studies in religion (themselves to studies in religion (LIYA-TAFAQQAHU -FID-DEENLIYA-TAFAQQAHU -FID-DEEN))and admonish the people when they return to them― that thusand admonish the people when they return to them― that thusthey (may learn) to guard themselves (against evil).”they (may learn) to guard themselves (against evil).”((Qur’an: Taubah: 9:122Qur’an: Taubah: 9:122))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  20. 20. Say: "Are those equal, those who know and those who doSay: "Are those equal, those who know and those who donot know? It is those who are endued with understandingnot know? It is those who are endued with understandingthat receive admonition.“that receive admonition.“((Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 9Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 9))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  21. 21. ““So ask the people of the ‘Remembrance’ (i.e. those who know)So ask the people of the ‘Remembrance’ (i.e. those who know)in matters which you do not know.in matters which you do not know.““((Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 7Qur’an: Anbiya’: 21: 7))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  22. 22. ““Verily those who truly fear Allah from among His Servants,Verily those who truly fear Allah from among His Servants,those who have knowledge (those who have knowledge (AL-’ULAMAAL-’ULAMA): for Allah is Exalted): for Allah is Exaltedin Might, Oft-Forgiving.in Might, Oft-Forgiving.““((Qur’an: Fatir: 35: 28Qur’an: Fatir: 35: 28))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  23. 23. ““ Allah will raise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees),Allah will raise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees),those of you who believe and who have been grantedthose of you who believe and who have been grantedKnowledge (Knowledge (UU-TUL-’ILMAUU-TUL-’ILMA): and Allah is well-): and Allah is well-acquainted with all ye do.”acquainted with all ye do.”((Qur’an: Mujadilah: 58: 11Qur’an: Mujadilah: 58: 11))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  24. 24. He (Allah) grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he toHe (Allah) grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he towhom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefitwhom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefitoverflowing; but none will grasp the message but men ofoverflowing; but none will grasp the message but men ofunderstandingunderstanding.“.“((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 269Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 269))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
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  26. 26. “Whomsoever that Allah wishes for him goodness, He willmake him a FAQIH (learned) in matters of thereligion(Deen); and for everything there is a pillar, and thepillar of this religion is AL-FIQH – (the profoundunderstanding of the Deen); a learned scholar (of the Deen)is more difficult upon satan than a thousand worshippers.”((Reported by Bukhary and MuslimReported by Bukhary and Muslim))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  27. 27. ““Whosoever sets out upon the path in which toWhosoever sets out upon the path in which toseek knowledge (seek knowledge (‘ILMA‘ILMA), Allah will make easy), Allah will make easyfor him the path to Paradise.”for him the path to Paradise.”((Reported by Abu Daud & TirmidziReported by Abu Daud & Tirmidzi))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  28. 28. ““The best ones amongst you is the person who makes youThe best ones amongst you is the person who makes youremember Allah when you look upon him; and whenever heremember Allah when you look upon him; and whenever hespeaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and withspeaks it increases you your knowledge (of the Deen), and withhis deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for yourhis deeds it inspires (motivates) you to strive for yourHereafter.”Hereafter.”((Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.aHadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.).)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
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  30. 30. In my advice to some of my students, I have reiterated myIn my advice to some of my students, I have reiterated myconcern of the way Muslims learn and carry out theirconcern of the way Muslims learn and carry out their FARDHUFARDHU’AIN’AIN,, which needs to be re-looked into again.which needs to be re-looked into again.My concern was because I sensed that many may have learntMy concern was because I sensed that many may have learntIslam merely as a subject or subjects, and not so much as a wayIslam merely as a subject or subjects, and not so much as a wayof life to strive upon.of life to strive upon.For many,For many, FARDHU‘AINFARDHU‘AIN are regarded merely as things to beare regarded merely as things to bedone, and they overlooked that these are made as obligationdone, and they overlooked that these are made as obligationupon us Muslims to benefit from, because it containsupon us Muslims to benefit from, because it contains HIKMAHHIKMAHand the Mercy of Allah – as “and the Mercy of Allah – as “transformative program oftransformative program ofchanging our entire worldview and paradigmchanging our entire worldview and paradigm.”.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  31. 31. Remember, by being Muslims we are not doing Allah s.w.t. anyfavour, whereas it is Allah Who has favoured us with Islam.Actually when Muslims re-orientate themselves and regard the“ARKAAN-AL-ISLAM” as crucial ‘building blocks’ of their life andthat each fulfilment of these ARKAAN (singular – RUKUN) mustbe appraised upon by how close (TAQARRUB) they have becometowards Allah s.w.t., only then can they extricate themselves outof the malaise which some have analysed and described (which Itermed as “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” syndromeAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  32. 32. “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” syndrome – i.e. intermittently lapsinginto forgetfulness or heedlessness (GHAFLAH), thenremembrance, then forgetfulness of Allah again in a kind of cyclein life), causing their identity as Muslims to be compromised e.g.referring to himself / herself as “Secular-Muslim” !?This is because their worldview of and the fundamentalunderstanding of Islam perhaps may be faulty, partial andtruncated, whereas the spirit of Islam should dominate andpermeate our entire existence.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  33. 33. Allah warns us of this forgetfulness in some people, and with theQur’an and the teachings of His Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.,He wants to guide us to be different:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  34. 34. Allah warns us of this forgetfulness in some people, and with theQur’an and the teachings of His Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.,He wants to guide us to be different:““Let not the free disposal (and affluence) of theLet not the free disposal (and affluence) of thedisbelievers throughout the land deceive you. Adisbelievers throughout the land deceive you. Abrief enjoyment; then, their ultimate abode is Hell;brief enjoyment; then, their ultimate abode is Hell;and worst indeed is that place for rest.”and worst indeed is that place for rest.”((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 196))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  35. 35. Allah warns us of this forgetfulness in some people, and with theQur’an and the teachings of His Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.,He wants to guide us to be different:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  36. 36. Allah warns us of this forgetfulness in some people, and with theQur’an and the teachings of His Messenger Muhammad s.a.a.w.,He wants to guide us to be different:““But, for those who fear their Lord, are GardensBut, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardensunder which rivers flow (in Paradise); therein areunder which rivers flow (in Paradise); therein arethey to dwell (for ever), an entertainment fromthey to dwell (for ever), an entertainment fromAllah; and that which is with Allah is the Best forAllah; and that which is with Allah is the Best forAl-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allah andAl-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allah andfollow strictly His Orders).”follow strictly His Orders).”((Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197-198Qur’an: Aali ‘Imran: 3: 197-198))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  37. 37. If ourIf our Fardhu ‘ainFardhu ‘ain is done in accordance with the intendedis done in accordance with the intended(correct) approach, which I regard as the traditional way (as(correct) approach, which I regard as the traditional way (asdifferentiated by the ‘conventional’ IRK-style in learning Islam),differentiated by the ‘conventional’ IRK-style in learning Islam),the Muslims remembrance of Allah would be continuous andthe Muslims remembrance of Allah would be continuous andstrong throughout their life, (strong throughout their life, (InshaAllahInshaAllah, Allah will instil, Allah will instilistiqomahistiqomah) not just in their wakeful hours, even when they are in) not just in their wakeful hours, even when they are intheir sleep too, in spite of the so many life-engagement andtheir sleep too, in spite of the so many life-engagement andworldly distraction he/she may be exposed too.worldly distraction he/she may be exposed too.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  38. 38. So theSo the ‘‘FIRASATFIRASAT’’ (inner sense -intuition) of a believing Muslim(inner sense -intuition) of a believing Muslim((MU’MINMU’MIN) that make us sense that perhaps “) that make us sense that perhaps “mymy Fardh ainFardh ain is ofis ofpoor qualitypoor quality” which many of us may harbour, is spot-on, and” which many of us may harbour, is spot-on, andshould worry us all into acting to redress it.should worry us all into acting to redress it.The problem of Muslims today may primarily be due to oneThe problem of Muslims today may primarily be due to onesingle principle problem i.e.single principle problem i.e. of knowledge and of their educationof knowledge and of their education– more precisely Islamic education (or the lack of it, or and the– more precisely Islamic education (or the lack of it, or and theconfusion regarding it).confusion regarding it).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  39. 39. So do not despair and strive to carry out what Allah wish for usSo do not despair and strive to carry out what Allah wish for usto aim to do, especially to wholeheartedly enter into Islam (asto aim to do, especially to wholeheartedly enter into Islam (asopposed to learning partially and hesitantly) and be careful ofopposed to learning partially and hesitantly) and be careful ofdistractions which are what our enemy Satan is trying to snaredistractions which are what our enemy Satan is trying to snareus into, so do not allow yourself to backslide – especially inus into, so do not allow yourself to backslide – especially inseeking knowledge with practice (‘seeking knowledge with practice (‘ILM WA ‘AMALILM WA ‘AMAL):):All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  40. 40. So do not despair and strive to carry out what Allah wish for usSo do not despair and strive to carry out what Allah wish for usto aim to do, especially to wholeheartedly enter into Islam (asto aim to do, especially to wholeheartedly enter into Islam (asopposed to learning partially and hesitantly) and be careful ofopposed to learning partially and hesitantly) and be careful ofdistractions which are what our enemy Satan is trying to snaredistractions which are what our enemy Satan is trying to snareus into, so do not allow yourself to backslide – especially inus into, so do not allow yourself to backslide – especially inseeking knowledge with practice (‘seeking knowledge with practice (‘ILM WA ‘AMALILM WA ‘AMAL):):““O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly (fully);O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly (fully);and follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he is to youand follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he is to youan avowed enemy.”an avowed enemy.”(Qur’an: Surah al-Baqorah: 2: 208(Qur’an: Surah al-Baqorah: 2: 208))All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  41. 41. My insistence that we re-visit our basicMy insistence that we re-visit our basic Fardhu AinFardhu Ain topic, buttopic, butwith Dawah in mindwith Dawah in mind (towards ultimately for each of us to being(towards ultimately for each of us to beingable to share it with the non-Muslims).able to share it with the non-Muslims).It would be unjust to burden you all withIt would be unjust to burden you all with DawahDawah when thewhen theDawahDawah should firstly be towards ourselves. should firstly be towards ourselves.Are we truly convinced (Are we truly convinced (YAQEENYAQEEN) of those basic knowledge of) of those basic knowledge ofIslam that we have already been taught?Islam that we have already been taught? You may ask:You may ask:What is my basis for choosing this approach?All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  42. 42.  My involvement in Islamic work begun as aMy involvement in Islamic work begun as a Da’iDa’i inin DA’WAHDA’WAH(accurately as(accurately as MUBALLIGHMUBALLIGH missionary to convey Islam especiallymissionary to convey Islam especiallyto English speaking non-Muslims since 1980), and not as ato English speaking non-Muslims since 1980), and not as ateacher (teacher (mudarrismudarris).).When theWhen the Mufti Syed Esa bIn SumaitMufti Syed Esa bIn Sumait andand Allahyarham al-FadhilAllahyarham al-Fadhilal-Ustaz Syed ‘Abdillah bin Ahmad al-Jufrial-Ustaz Syed ‘Abdillah bin Ahmad al-Jufri approved and directedapproved and directedme to teach converts in 1982, I had to develop a curriculum onme to teach converts in 1982, I had to develop a curriculum on““Fardhu ‘ainFardhu ‘ain”, specific for converts’ need.”, specific for converts’ need.What is my basis for choosing this approach?All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  43. 43. It was unlike that of the curriculum amongst the MalayIt was unlike that of the curriculum amongst the MalayMuslim’s, and I guess myMuslim’s, and I guess my Da’wahDa’wah background somewhat shapedbackground somewhat shapedits syllabus, methods and approaches.its syllabus, methods and approaches.After many years teaching converts theirAfter many years teaching converts their Fardhu ‘ainFardhu ‘ain, I have, I havenoticed that many of them were somewhat empowered to donoticed that many of them were somewhat empowered to doDa’wahDa’wah work, although they may have never studied any specificwork, although they may have never studied any specificsubject onsubject on Da’wahDa’wah..What is my basis for choosing this approach?All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  44. 44. It is in the manner that they were taught that perhaps made theIt is in the manner that they were taught that perhaps made thedifference. And some Malay-Muslims (those born into a Muslimdifference. And some Malay-Muslims (those born into a Muslimfamily) also experienced the difference with this approach,family) also experienced the difference with this approach,which from itwhich from it al-al-HHam-dulillaaham-dulillaah, I was able to develop a teachers, I was able to develop a teacherstraining program to empower more Islamic educators.training program to empower more Islamic educators.I strongly opine that “I strongly opine that “Teachers’ training for theTeachers’ training for the AsaatizahAsaatizah” –” –should beshould be seriouslyseriously looked into. Mere ‘grafting’ or giving them alooked into. Mere ‘grafting’ or giving them astint in N.I.E. may have been done, but is not adequate. Withoutstint in N.I.E. may have been done, but is not adequate. Withoutthem being given the “them being given the “wisdom gained from experience of ourwisdom gained from experience of ourpast practitionerspast practitioners”, we would not recover what have been lost.”, we would not recover what have been lost.What is my basis for choosing this approach?All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  45. 45. ““Knowledge is not from the listening of much narrationsKnowledge is not from the listening of much narrations(or merely reading books), verily knowledge is light (which(or merely reading books), verily knowledge is light (whichAllah s.w.t.) into the heart.”Allah s.w.t.) into the heart.”((Saying ofSaying of ** Ibnu Mas’ud r.aIbnu Mas’ud r.a.).)* The famous companion (SAHABI) of the Prophet s.a.a.w.The famous companion (SAHABI) of the Prophet s.a.a.w.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  46. 46. ““The most meritorious of knowledge is knowledge of the ‘The most meritorious of knowledge is knowledge of the ‘HaalHaal’’(spiritual state); and the most meritorious of actions (deeds) is to(spiritual state); and the most meritorious of actions (deeds) is tomaintain one’s standing (goodly spiritual state attained).”maintain one’s standing (goodly spiritual state attained).”* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:•The famous student of Imam Abu Hanifah r.h.mThe famous student of Imam Abu Hanifah r.h.m.amongst the teachers of Imam Ash-Shafi’ie r.h.mAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  47. 47. • REFLECTION:REFLECTION:Our concern should be towards drawing close to AllahOur concern should be towards drawing close to Allahspiritually described as states (spiritually described as states (HaalHaal). In the incremental). In the incrementalstates which we gained, we must strive to maintain withstates which we gained, we must strive to maintain with‘amal‘amal (practice) as we can regress. When ‘(practice) as we can regress. When ‘istiqomahistiqomah’ in’ inone’s Haal is achieved, it is called ‘one’s Haal is achieved, it is called ‘MaqomMaqom’’* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  48. 48. ““Learn (seek knowledge)! For the learning is an adornment forLearn (seek knowledge)! For the learning is an adornment forthe one who (strive and) possesses it; a virtue and a prelude tothe one who (strive and) possesses it; a virtue and a prelude toevery praiseworthy action.”every praiseworthy action.”* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  49. 49. • REFLECTION:REFLECTION:Certainly, this is from the Islamic perspective ofCertainly, this is from the Islamic perspective ofknowledge linked toknowledge linked to ‘ibaadah‘ibaadah – not the secularist-culture– not the secularist-cultureof learning which is attached to value-system quiteof learning which is attached to value-system quiteopposed to Islamic ideals.opposed to Islamic ideals.* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  50. 50. ““Give yourself up to the study of jurisprudence (FIQH), for theknowledge of jurisprudence is the best guide to piety and the fearof God and it is the straightest path to the ultimate goal.”.”• REFLECTION:REFLECTION:““FiqhFiqh” – literally means “profound understanding (of the” – literally means “profound understanding (of theDeen)” – ref: al-Qur’an Surah Taubah : 9: 122, which laterDeen)” – ref: al-Qur’an Surah Taubah : 9: 122, which laterwas used to refer to the studies of Islamic jurisprudence.was used to refer to the studies of Islamic jurisprudence.* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  51. 51. “It is the milestone leading to the ways of proper guidance;it is the fortress that saves [one] from all hardships. “• REFLECTION:REFLECTION:Again, one has to understand Islam’s value system which doAgain, one has to understand Islam’s value system which donot separate the eternal goodness and hardship in Hereafternot separate the eternal goodness and hardship in Hereafterwith present life which is temporary and fleeting. Thus,with present life which is temporary and fleeting. Thus,those with secular worldview, may not be able to appreciatethose with secular worldview, may not be able to appreciateprofoundly this message.profoundly this message.* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  52. 52. “Indeed, one godly person versed in jurisprudence is morepowerful against Satan than a thousand [ordinary] worshippers.”• REFLECTION:REFLECTION:Only by knowing the boundaries between obedience andOnly by knowing the boundaries between obedience anddisobedience, instilled withdisobedience, instilled with TaqwaTaqwa (fear of transgression)(fear of transgression)that can effectively equip a Muslim against being temptedthat can effectively equip a Muslim against being temptedor deceived by Satan. Thus, the emphasis upon thisor deceived by Satan. Thus, the emphasis upon thisknowledge.knowledge.* Muhammad ibn al-Hassan Abu ’Abdallah al-Shaibany r.h.m. said:All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  53. 53. ““The knowledge is what benefits,The knowledge is what benefits,not what is memorized”not what is memorized”((Imam Muhammad Idris ash-Shafi’e rhm. aImam Muhammad Idris ash-Shafi’e rhm. a.).)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  54. 54. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  55. 55. ““Whoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue withWhoever seeks knowledge (intending) to argue withthe learned (scholars), or to brag with the foolish;the learned (scholars), or to brag with the foolish;or with it to attract peoples’ attention to himself;or with it to attract peoples’ attention to himself;Allah will make him to enter the Hell-fire.”Allah will make him to enter the Hell-fire.”((Hadith also reported by Tirmidzi and Ibn MajahHadith also reported by Tirmidzi and Ibn Majah))WARNING !All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  56. 56. ““We are (much) in need of a littleWe are (much) in need of a little AdabAdab, from (that of), from (that of)going out (seeking) after much ofgoing out (seeking) after much of ‘ilm‘ilm (knowledge)” –(knowledge)” –(Imam ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak)(Imam ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  57. 57. "Indeed the"Indeed the scholarsscholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, but if they fallare the inheritors of the Prophets, but if they fallinto covetousness and greed, who shall be taken as leaders? Theinto covetousness and greed, who shall be taken as leaders? Themerchants and businessmenmerchants and businessmen are the trustees of Allah, so if they areare the trustees of Allah, so if they aretreacherous, who can be trusted? Thetreacherous, who can be trusted? The warriorswarriors are the guests of Allahare the guests of Allahso if they become extreme (or take spoils without right), with whomso if they become extreme (or take spoils without right), with whomcan we defeat the enemies? The righteous andcan we defeat the enemies? The righteous and ascetic onesascetic ones are theare thekings of the earth but if they become insincere (i.e. havekings of the earth but if they become insincere (i.e. have riya’riya’), who), whoshall be followed? Theshall be followed? The governors/rulersgovernors/rulers are the shepherds (protectors)are the shepherds (protectors)of the people, but if the shepherd becomes a wolf, who shall protectof the people, but if the shepherd becomes a wolf, who shall protectthe flock?"the flock?"- Imam Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak- Imam Abdullah ibn al-MubarakAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  58. 58. ““((‘ilm‘ilm) Knowledge without) Knowledge without AdabAdab,,is like (having) fire (but) without wood (fuel);is like (having) fire (but) without wood (fuel);andand AdabAdab without knowledge (without knowledge (‘ilm‘ilm) ,) ,is like (having) the Soul (but) without body.”is like (having) the Soul (but) without body.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  59. 59. “SLIDES OF HIS ISLAMIC EDUCATION & LEARNING”IN THE NAME OF ALLAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAHMOST COMPASIONATEMOST COMPASIONATEMOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFULIT MAY BE RELEVANT FOR SOME OF YOU TO ASK ME :IT MAY BE RELEVANT FOR SOME OF YOU TO ASK ME :““WHAT ABOUT YOU ? CAN WE KNOW YOUR BACKGROUND ?”WHAT ABOUT YOU ? CAN WE KNOW YOUR BACKGROUND ?”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))A SLIGHT DIGRESSION …A SLIGHT DIGRESSION …
  60. 60. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  61. 61. ““The best ones amongst you is the person who makesThe best ones amongst you is the person who makesyou remember Allah when you look upon him;you remember Allah when you look upon him;and whenever he speaks it increases you yourand whenever he speaks it increases you yourknowledge (of the Deen), and with his deeds itknowledge (of the Deen), and with his deeds itinspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”inspires (motivates) you to strive for your Hereafter.”((Hadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.aHadith reported by Hakim from Ibnu ‘Umar r.a.).)All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  62. 62. Allah SWT says: “If you are grateful,Allah SWT says: “If you are grateful,I will surely increase you [in favour]”I will surely increase you [in favour]”((Qur’an: Surah Ibrahim: 14: 7Qur’an: Surah Ibrahim: 14: 7))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL..AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAHAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  63. 63. "Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and"Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and(ASLIMU-LAHU) bow to His (Will(ASLIMU-LAHU) bow to His (Will),”),”((Qur’an: Surah Az-Zumar: 39: 54Qur’an: Surah Az-Zumar: 39: 54))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL..AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAHAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  64. 64. "Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise."Not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise.The companions of Paradise - they are the ones who attain [true success].”The companions of Paradise - they are the ones who attain [true success].”((Qur’an: Surah Al-Hashr: 59: 20Qur’an: Surah Al-Hashr: 59: 20))IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL..AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAHAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  65. 65. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2013))
  66. 66. ““O Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true andO Allah! Make us see the Truth to be true andgrant us the ability to follow it.grant us the ability to follow it.And make us see Falsehood to be false and grantAnd make us see Falsehood to be false and grantus the ability to reject it.”us the ability to reject it.”All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  67. 67. O our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You haveO our Lord! Make us to benefit from what You havetaught us.taught us.O Lord! Teach us whatever that is beneficial for us.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  68. 68. O Allah! Make us to be people who guide (others)O Allah! Make us to be people who guide (others)and who are (always) Guided (by Your Guidance) .and who are (always) Guided (by Your Guidance) .All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  69. 69. Not of those who are astray andNot of those who are astray andwho lead people astray.who lead people astray.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  70. 70. O Allah! Guide us allO Allah! Guide us allwith Your Guidance.with Your Guidance.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  71. 71. And make us people who hastenAnd make us people who hastentowards what pleases You.towards what pleases You.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  72. 72. And do not let us be protected (by others) exceptAnd do not let us be protected (by others) exceptonly with Your Protection (as our Guardian).only with Your Protection (as our Guardian).All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  73. 73. And do not make us to be of those who differAnd do not make us to be of those who differfrom Your command and who are disobedientfrom Your command and who are disobedienttowards You.towards You.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  74. 74. And sufficient is Allah for us,And sufficient is Allah for us,for He is the Best Protectorfor He is the Best ProtectorAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  75. 75. And there is no power nor strength exceptAnd there is no power nor strength exceptwith Allah The Most High, the Most Esteem.with Allah The Most High, the Most Esteem.All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  76. 76. And salutations of Allah and Peace be upon ourAnd salutations of Allah and Peace be upon ourLeader Muhammad, and upon His householdLeader Muhammad, and upon His householdand Companions .and Companions .All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))
  77. 77. And all the Praises belongs to Allah,And all the Praises belongs to Allah,Lord Sustainer of all the worldLord Sustainer of all the worldAll Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2011))AA-MEENAA-MEEN
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